Dr. Greg Mazak . Given that the wicked are not in relationship with Yahweh, they have no eternal support and can expect to perish. Instead, use this Psalm to let students discover the cause-and-effect concept and see for themselves what loving God’s Word can result in. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! ... they are simply sermon-hunters. Second, the poet is able to introduce the doctrine of the two ways from the start. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” (Click Title To View) Psalm 01-10 Psalm 11-20 Psalm 21-30 Psalm 31-40 Psalm 41-50 Psalm 51-60 Others bring their nail clippers and trim their fingernails. Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, or set foot on the path of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers. In the Lazarus story, he portrays the condemnation of a rich man who ignored the desperate need of a beggar (Lazarus) at his doorstep. Psalm 100:1-5 . Sermon PowerPoint: Psalm 1 Posted on Jul 11, 2014 in Uncategorized | Click on the image to download a pdf file of Pastor Tim Meendering’s sermon slides on Psalm 1… He is the author of numerous Bible expositions and one of my favorite Systematic Theologies called Foundations of the Christian Faith. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. But they cannot, because they will not listen to God and the world is shouting the exact opposite of the Bible’s teaching. A popular prayer on the e-mail circuit goes something like this: So far today God, I've done alright. A person who is separated from the world will not walk in the counsel of the wicked. In fact, in Hebrew the word is actually a plural, which denotes either a multiplicity of blessings or an intensification of them. All of creation is dying for a rebirth. • He/she doesn’t “stand in the way of sinners”––those whose actions have displeased God and who are subject to God’s wrath. In this verse, the psalmist outlines the various blessings that the faithful person experiences by devoting him/herself to God’s law: • A tree planted by a stream of water is truly blessed, because water is always in easy reach. It was not David. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. KJV, Word Study Bible, Leathersoft, Brown, Thumb Indexed, Red Letter Edition: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the Bible . In Psalm 1 we have described for us in a nutshell, all we have to do to receive blessings from God: "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. • The blessed person delights “in Yahweh’s law” (Hebrew: torah). Both are true. The question then is posed: Which are we? The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. ), which the WEB has updated. Psalms 1:4.—Spurgeon, Sermons, vol. 1,2). but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Psalm 1:3 Home | M. Henry Commentary | Play! Religious people never have any fun or accomplish anything, the wicked say. Psalm 1:1-6. The grain, being the heaviest part of the plant, would settle to the ground. Psalm 15:1 O LORD, who may abide in Your tent? He is heard on The Bible Study Hour radio broadcast and was a well known author and speaker in evangelical and Reformed circles. The wicked are like chaff in two senses. It comforts him when life is difficult. 7:13–14). By starting in this way the poet achieves three important things. Sermons.com provides sermon illustrations, sermons, powerpoint and worship resources, and children's sermons & bulletins. So the Bible gives us a picture of certain individuals whom God would call "fools." Keyword: Filter: Page 1 | Found: 53 sermons: Show only exact verse | SORT. “The Fast Lane or the Right Path” – A Sermon on Psalm 1. Sermons. Do not believe the devil’s lie. But Yahweh doesn’t know the wicked in the same relational way. Grand Rapids: Baker, Grand Rapids, 2003. So it is with the person who loves God’s law, meditates on it, and seeks to follow it. The word “wicked” is the Hebrew word [rasha]. In fact, in some of the ancient manuscripts of the New Testament there’s a quotation from Psalm 2, and it’s referred to as “the first psalm.” That indicates that Psalm 2 was thought of as the first psalm, while Psalm 1 is an introduction to the Psalms. I do not believe he was. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. As we enter the sanctuary of the psalms to worship and petition the Lord, whose side are we on?”, The first verse of Psalm 1, and therefore also the first verse of the Psalter, begins with the word blessed. Their name was Matthews, and they were the last missionaries of the China Inland Mission to escape from that country. Chaff is worthless, and chaff is burned. The Exposure of the Ungodly. Blessedness is a gift of God. This pictures the futile, empty, worthless life of the godless, as well as their inevitable judgment. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Psalm 46:1. I haven't gossiped, haven't lost my temper, haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, overindulgent, or told anyone to mind their . THE BLESSED MAN’S COUNSEL – THE WORD OF GOD – Psalm 1:1-2 This is important certainly, for it is a way of saying that the psalms (as well as all Scripture) have been given to us by God to do us good. While the Quakers might not have had the accumulation of wealth as their goal, many did become quite wealthy as a direct result of their Godly lives. Furthermore, they often wield power, and are prepared to use it against those who defy them. It nurtures his soul. I knew a man whose passion was covering every possible surface in his home with Formica. The great Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon, who also calls Psalm 1 a “Preface Psalm,” adds, “It is the psalmist’s desire to teach us the way to blessedness, and to warn us of the sure destruction of sinners. A Life Without Reproach: W. Forsyth : Psalm 15:1-5: A Question and an Answer: W. Boyd Carpenter, D. D. Psalm 15:1-5: An Ideal Worshipper: A. Maclaren, D. D. Psalm 15:1-5: Dwelling on the Holy Hill: G. Downame. Whatever he does shall prosper. “He will be like a tree planted by the streams of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also does not wither. • It is “sure, making wise the simple.” Blessed means supremely happy or fulfilled. The heavier grain falls back to the threshing floor and is collected. On his law he meditates day and night. Whatever he does prospers. Midway this way of life we’re bound upon. He is going to present godliness positively as the way of the one who delights in the law of the Lord. He was an absolutely sinless man.”, Nobody spoke. That last line is key. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. If only those who are running away from God could see this! Psalm 1:1-6: True and False Friendship: R. Venting. You do not delight in law, not really. Some things should just be left at the house! Thus, in order to say what the way of the godly man is, we must also be able to say what it is not, and that is what the first verse of the first psalm accomplishes. He said, “The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:40). 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Its subject matter is very general and basic, but it touches on two subjects that continually occur throughout the Psalms. “nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous” (v. 5b). SUN 04/17/2016. The world says that to be religious is foolishness. Psalm 1 is to the entire book of Psalms as middle C is to the piano. It portrays the way the wise man chooses. MINISTRY OF SERMONAUDIO. 14a (Downers Grove, Illinois: Inter-Varsity Press, 1973), Limburg, James, Westminster Bible Companion: Psalms (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000, Mays, James Luther, Interpretation: Psalms (Louisville: John Knox, 1994), McCann, J. Clinton, Jr., The New Interpreter’s Bible: The Book of Psalms, Vol. Grain is brought to them, is crushed by animals or by threshing instruments that are drawn over it, then is pitched high into the air where the wind blows the chaff away. Then an elderly Jew arose and said, “My brothers, I have a little book here; it is called the New Testament. The godly man's crosses, losses and sorrows. The most striking feature of Hebrew poetry is what is known as parallelism, that is, saying the same thing or a variety of the same thing, in two linked lines. At first they merely walk in the counsel of the careless and ungodly, who forget God—the evil is rather practical than habitual—but after that, they become habituated to evil, and they stand in the way of open sinners who willfully violate God’s commandments; and if let alone, they go one step further, and become themselves pestilent teachers and tempters of others, and thus they sit in the seat of the scornful. But what the psalmist actually says here is quite different. nor sit in the seat of scoffers; This Week ... Psalm 85:1-13. 3 He will be like a tree planted by the streams of water, In this verse, it means “know relationally.” Yahweh is in deep relationship with the righteous––the kind of relationship that a father and son might experience. 1 Blessed is the man who doesn’t walk in the counsel of the wicked, Monday Club Sermons: Psalm 1:1-6: Things Marred by Ungodliness: Sir Richard Baker. But it is hard to believe that the phrases are not saying that the way of the wicked is downhill and that sinners always go from bad to worse. We'll be back to it some day. But it is all a lie, which is exactly what Paul calls it in Romans 1 where he analyzes this fast downward spiral (v. 25). Years ago a couple who had gone to China as missionaries used this image to describe their life there after the communists had taken over China at the end of the Second World War. Psalm 1 is the clearest, most carefully developed, and first full expression of this idea in the Bible. At first glance it might seem surprising that the idea of the blessed or the happy man is followed immediately by a description of the wicked man, particularly since a description of the way of the wicked also appears later in verses 4 and 5. Read. Psalm 23:1-6 The Lord Is My Shepherd. True blessing comes from God. 6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. Rather law is something you respect and (one hopes) obey. I prefer to regard this sort of statement as hyperbole––exaggerated language to make a point. Do not follow the world when it tries to draw you from righteous living by beguiling falsehoods. 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Keyword: Filter: P1 | Page 9 | First: 2,000 sermons: SORT. For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. ), The Complete WordStudy Old Testament (Chattanooga; AMG Publishers, 1994), Baker, Warren and Carpenter, Eugene, The Complete WordStudy Dictionary: Old Testament (Chattanooga: AMG Publishers, 2003), Bromiley, Geoffrey (General Editor), The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised, 4 vols. Psalm 1 - NIV: Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. It is only appropriate that the righteous should not be saddled with sinners as neighbors. 4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Delighting in the Law of God Summer Psalms. To the unsaved, “the way of sinners” may seem wonderful and exciting. The Way of Self-Destruction. The word stand suggests a continuing posture. Some bring snack, candy and toys to entertain the kids. It is the father of all the wisdom psalms. I would argue that it is possible to delight in a good law, one that is both well written and effective in promoting righteousness. Their only furniture was a stool. The British scholar and Christian apologist C. S. Lewis found it to be so. This free children’s sermon will introduce this classic passage of Scripture and help children learn these truths on their own level. Bible Gateway Recommends. Also note that the Godly person “brings forth…fruit in (his/her) season.” The Godly person doesn’t just take in nourishment, but also produces Godly fruit. The part regarding the two ways says, “Enter through the narrow gate. That is what the world teaches. There was silence for a long while. Note the progression of the verbs. Heat came from a small stove which they lit once a day to boil rice for dinner. Sermons. First, he begins where we are. This makes the law a subject of the righteous man’s study. Scripture: Psalm 1. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” (Matt. 280. This psalm has a good deal in common with Proverbs 2:12-15, 20-22 and Jeremiah 17:5-13, both of which contrast the blessed condition of the righteous with the wretched condition of the unrighteous. He also loved working on his 1957 Chevy. ENCOURAGING YOU IN CHRIST CENTERED LIVING! • It is “true, and righteous altogether.” Psalm 1:1-6: True and False Friendship: R. Venting. He noted that their lifestyle was a prescription for growing rich. IT IS WRECKED Psalm 1:6 - For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish ***** Psalm 1:1-2 etc. The picture here is of a threshing floor at the time of the grain harvest. We all do. All he has to do to earn the title is to leave God out of his love. All Videos PDFs. The second illustration the psalmist uses is chaff, to which he compares the wicked. Every one of them is pictured in the Bible. This then, is the matter of the first psalm, which may be looked upon in some respects, as the text upon which the whole of the psalms make up a divine sermon.”, In his helpful introduction to the psalms Tremper Longman III, an associate professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary, writes, “Psalm 1 deliberately [draws] two portraits in our minds: the portrait of the wicked man and the portrait of the wise man. While verse 1 outlines what the godly person does NOT do, this verse outlines what he or she DOES. Sermon Notes for Psalm 32 ← Prior Section. Songs That Shape the Heart and Mind. und Psalm 4, 2 (Psalmen) und Psalm 22, 12 (Psalmen) und Psalm 25, 17 (Psalmen) und Psalm 31, 10 (Psalmen) deutsch Predigt, Gottesdienst Psalms 1:4.—Spurgeon, Sermons, vol. It’s, by far, one of the most familiar passages of scripture in the Bible. 4 (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996), Ross, Allen P., A Commentary on the Psalms, 1-41, Vol. This is a wisdom psalm, calling people to follow the path of righteousness to obtain the blessings that God confers on the righteous. Psalm 119:1-8 Sermon – Sermon outline by Kevin Cauley on the message of Psalm 119:1-8 and its directives regarding godly conduct, commands to live right, and the commitment to walk in the right way. Flacks suggested David. John Piper Jan 3, 1999 707 Shares Sermon. The contrast between the two ways may be put like this. It is the track they want to be on. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. Straw, the next heaviest, would blow a short distance away, where it could be collected. 19 (Dallas: Word Books, 1983), DeClaisse-Walford, Nancy; Jacobson, Rolf A.; Tanner, Beth Laneel, The New International Commentary on the Old Testament: The Book of Psalms (Grand Rapids: Wm. However, Psalm 19 speaks of God’s law with great affection––and in terms that we can readily understand: • God’s law “is perfect, restoring the soul.” We have heard stories of people whose lives have been turned around in a positive way when they began to follow God’s law and to seek God’s will. Keyword: Filter: P1 | Page 3 | First: 2,000 sermons: SORT. (Psalm 107:1) Grand Rapids: Baker, Grand Rapids, 2003. But I think Lewis is also right when he suggests that more than this is involved. Psalms 1:4-5. Let us, first, find out who are the characters intended in our text. 14:12). When they find an opening to do so, they are likely to move from expressions of contempt to active resistance to Godly people. But that is not the case. The way of the ungodly shall perish, like a trail leading into a swamp that eventually disappears (6). Author: James Montgomery Boice, Th.D., (July 7, 1938 – June 15, 2000) was a Reformed theologian, Bible teacher, and pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia from 1968 until his death. They are also more likely than most to live in harmony with their neighbors and to waste less time, energy, and money on frivolous things and unnecessary worries. Sermon Notes for Proverbs 1:7 Next Book → ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources ← Back to all Commentaries. September 24, 2012 by Daniel Lowery. This free children’s sermon will introduce this classic passage of Scripture and help children learn these truths on their own level. They could not contact their Christian friends for fear of getting them into trouble. His family saw little of him after dinner, because he was passionate about his hobbies. Psalm 14:1 . Last, we have sit, which suggests that the person has settled into a particular way of life. Wise King Solomon wrote. Psalm 122:1 I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD." Introduction to Psalm 1 This first Psalm stands as a kind of introduction to the rest of the Psalms. Sometimes we won’t be privileged to see the fruit. God’s law often calls us to do things that we don’t want to do, such as loving our enemies (Matthew 5:43). God also often adds rewards as a gift to those who are faithful. BOOK I Psalms 1–41 - Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. ), Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2000), Mounce, William D., (ed. Are those rewards the natural product of keeping God’s laws, or does God confer a blessing on those who keep his laws. Psalm 1:1,2 “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. Certainly Spurgeon thought so. nor stand in the way of sinners, If we truly love something, we are likely to study it in detail and try to master it. Psalm 1:1 Sermons: Blessed is the one who doesn't follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path of sinners, or join in with scoffers. The Hebrew word yada means know, but has different shades of meaning depending on the context. Commentary, Psalm 1, Patricia Tull, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2014. (General Editor), New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology & Exegesis, 5 vol., (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997), “The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments”, All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan. In like manner, its “leaf also does not wither.” Life is easy for trees that have a dependable water supply. And, as Lewis says, “The Order of the Divine mind, embodied in the Divine Law, is beautiful.” The language of the poet is “not priggery nor even scrupulosity; it is the language of a man ravished by a moral beauty.”, John R. W. Stott adds wisely that this delight “is an indication of the new birth, for ‘… the sinful mind is hostile to God. When harvesting grain by primitive methods, the farmer ends up with a pile composed of three parts: (1) The seed or grain itself, which is the valuable part of the plant. The first psalm is among the best known, if not the best known, psalm in the entire Psalter, and rightly so, for it stands as a magnificent gateway to this extraordinary ancient collection of Hebrew religious verse. The cries in the streets indicate all is not well. The first class love sin’s ways and follow it. But it is also somewhat puzzling, at least at first glance. MINISTRY OF SERMONAUDIO. That is the way of the wicked. Buy Now. Psalm 110:1 The LORD said to my Lord: "Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet." http://www.ashland.church/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Ashland-Sermon-1.3.2021.m4a Download MP3 CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL SERVICE It is also true that a Godly person who tries to live according to God’s will can expect to avoid many common pitfalls that ruin other people. John Piper May 25, 2008 564 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. He is talking about “blessedness,” the blessedness of the man “who does not stand in the way of sinners” but whose “delight is in the law of the Lord.” His point is that this is not a reward but rather “the result of a particular type of life.”. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He denied his wife and told a lie about her.”, “No,” someone said. Psalm 1:1-6: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. When most people think of the results of upright or godly living they think of rewards. This Psalm consists of two parts: in the first (from verse 1 to the end of the 3rd) David sets out wherein the felicity and blessedness of a godly man consisteth, what his exercises are, and what blessings he shall receive from the Lord. No one, either in the Old Testament or in the New Testament period, was saved in any other way. The first Psalm has often been used to instruct children about walking in the way of the Lord. One of them said, “You don’t really believe that Jesus turned water into wine, do you?” The man replied, “I don’t know if he turned water into wine, but I do know that in my house he turned beer into furniture.” If you happen to be one of the people whose life has been turned right side up by newfound faith, you can appreciate how the psalmist could delight in God’s law. Let's look at Psalm 1 together for a few minutes. 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